I have mentioned a zillion times how I have just not gotten my groove back since moving. Part of it I know is that with this being a smaller place I don’t have my little Kim-den to go workout (re: by myself without an audience) in when we both are home. I have had to really tell myself that I just have to get over it and sometimes I’ll be working out in the living room and he will be at the computer and oh well. That has helped me with consistency these last few days. I also have started mixing it up on days I have no desire to do anything. The last 2 days I went back to old faithful – INSANITY. I am so glad I did, I feel more invigorated and ready to go than I have in weeks. I love TurboFire and I think Les Mills Pump is growing on me. But neither of those bring the pain like INSANITY does and I’m realizing that is what I need to jump me into a routine again. I haven’t been this sore in a while and I missed that feeling. Now that I have it I am so ready to get back into a routine again. A big part of this journey is about learning how you operate. How you tick and what gets you moving…then using that information to help you along the way.
I will share the two workouts I did – they were the two INSANITY workout that I didn’t do before, the deluxe package ones.
First up was Max Interval Sports Training which is 55 minutes long. First I will say that there really aren’t any intervals. This workout really reminds me of Core Cardio and Balance (CCB) in it’s format. Not the usual interval warmup, but it again mimics CCB with a slow warmup. I really like this warmup because it actually helps me go from cold to warm without being out of breath immediately. Next you go through drills from 4 sports – football, basketball, gymnastics, and track and field. I’m pretty sure Shaun T meant to save the “this ish is bananas” for this workout. I was sweating buckets by the end of the football drill section. Each section is on it’s own a pretty good workout so adding them together is mega intense. Expect abs, cardio, and strength as you move through this one. I really liked it and definitely would do this again.
Next I did the Upper Body Weight Training workout. This one is basically all weight training with a little bit of cardio in each section to boost your heart rate up. This workout is full of very basic exercises that every person can do regardless of fitness level. Shaun T doesn’t show any modifications as usual, but you can make some up if you need them. There are some lower body and abs included, but it is pretty much all upper body focus. The only thing I will say to you is that you need to lift heavy here. Not light. The ladders go down, so if you go too light you will not get the benefit of the workout. Go heavy and if you can and your equipment allows go heavier on the last set. You can pair this with either Fast and Furious or a Turbo Fire HIIT workout and get a solid hour or so of weights plus cardio.
At this point, the only INSANITY workout I haven’t done is Insane Abs. Considering I can barely get through Cardio Abs, I probably won’t do Insane Abs for a while. I’m seriously considering doing another round of INSANITY this summer after I finish the Ultimate Reset 🙂 I’m back in the Insane Ward I guess, lol! I think I am at a fitness level that maybe another round of INSANITY I might be able to try Asylum…who knows.